I need to pick a new game to play since I quit Deus Ex. However, my list of possibilities frightens me. How do I pick just one? I want to get through them all but I’m not making much progress. Where do I start?
I narrowed the list down to 3.
- Half-Life 2 – I finished this pretty soon after it came out in 2004. I have been itching to play through it again since they added the achievements. I started my FPS Blitz thinking I would play it after I finished Deus Ex. However, I’m not so sure anymore.
- Bulletstorm – I added this to my list hesitantly. I like that it adds something to the FPS genre with its skill shot system. The juvenile language has kept me away up to this point. I bought it on sale for $5 thinking I might be able to look past that to enjoy the game.
- Serious Sam 3 – I LOVE Serious Sam. It and Unreal Tournament are the two games I’m talking about when I say I love to run and gun in FPSs. It might be a good change of pace from Deus Ex.
Half-Life 2 has been calling my name for a while. The empty achievement screen is taunting me. However, there is a problem.
Apparently the Source engine doesn’t handle newer PCs very well sometimes. I fired Half-Life 2 up just to see if I could get into it. It’s not playable on my machine. It stutters every few steps I take for some reason. I’ve looked around but haven’t been able to find a good solution. So I’ll have to try something else for now.
Bulletstorm’s skill shot system intrigues me. You gain points by using the energy leash to kill enemies in creative ways. It seems like it would add quite a bit to the normal FPS formula.
I jumped in to see if Bulletstorm is my next game. I played through the first 15 minutes but it just didn’t grab me like I was hoping. I’m sure it picks up later. I’m just not feeling it right now.
Maybe Serious Sam is it. I know I will enjoy it once I really get into it. And it is definitely a change of pace from Deus Ex.
Serious Sam is known for its hordes of enemies. You will turn a corner or come over a hill and see a huge open space with armor and health in the middle and know EXACTLY what is going to happen. As soon as you pick those up, 100 baddies will spawn.
One of the most memorable moments in the first game was the first time you met the headless kamikaze.
That moment sums up everything Serious Sam is to me. If 3 can even come close to that, I’ll be hooked.
That’s it! Serious Sam 3: BFE it is!